Blackburn might be the laughing stock of the Premier League for the fowl business of Sam Allardyce’s sacking, but they are no pushovers at home.

Manchester United travel to Blackburn’s Ewood Park stadium this Saturday knowing that a single point will be enough to seal their record-breaking 19th Premier League title.

Relegation strugglers Blackburn however, will have different ideas.

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Their general form has been miserable, but Blackburn have only lost THREE in their last ten games at Ewood Park.

If you take into account United’s poor away form this season, which has seen them win just FIVE away from Old Trafford all season, then it isn’t too hard to conceive that there could be a banana skin lurking in Ewood Park.

Plus, Blackburn sit three points clear of the relegation zone. A win against United would ensure safety, so they’ll have a right go at it.

Alex Ferguson will be caught in two minds as well. Blackburn are a pretty physical team (the spirit of Allardyce lives on), one fighting for survival, so Ferguson will have a tough decision to make – should he risk playing his best XI knowing the Champions League final is coming up?

What if Chris Samba gives Rooney a knock? His quick thinking had already made him a victim of several late challenges against Chelsea. And what if Roque Santa Cruz or Jason Roberts hurts Rio Ferdinand’s 55-year-old back? Or if Brett Emerton trips over himself and falls on Valencia’s ankle?

I just read an article on the top XI end-of-season collapses, and it really reminded me of how in football, ANYTHING can happen.

If United somehow lose this weekend, then the pressure will REALLY be on at Old Trafford; and one freak goal, an unfortunate sending off, or a bad penalty call could turn the current premature title celebrations into a nightmare.

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It’s gonna be a big ol’ balancing act for Ferguson, but it’s one that he’s shown time and again that he can do. Especially this season, where he’s shuffled his pack very successfully.

But now the pressure will be quite different. Will the supporting cast be up for it?

I’m not saying that it will happen – United might not have won a lot away from home, but they seem pretty good at getting draws, which is all they need. They already have NINE away draws this season.

What I’m saying is that it’s not gonna be as easy as people think. Ferguson and his players will have to be at their best, because #19 is certainly not in the bag yet.

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